Jefferson County MS Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,468
Population in Households 7,087
Population in Familes 5,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 381
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $26,256
Average Household Income $39,914
Per Capita Income $16,201


Total Housing Units 3,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,043 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 821 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 809 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $80,597
Average Home Value $107,000


Total Households 2,864
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,876
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.41% -0.79%
Households -0.27% -0.6%
Families -0.49% -0.74%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.56%


Jefferson County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 4th
Population Density # 77 5th
Diversity Index # 79 5th
Median Household Income # 77 7th
Per Capita Income # 75 10th

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